Léna is also a Regional Manager for Writopia Lab whose mission is to foster joy, literacy, and critical thinking in kids and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

"Well, the question is, what do you want to believe? Do you want to live in a world where things are possible, or in one where they aren't?" Cin, Edges.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Blogger Support!

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I want to dedicate this post to all of you blog readers, you who take the time to read, and even comment. I thought that I was doing enough social networking, but I have to say, I need to read more blogs myself! We must support each other. More voices of writers, published and pre-published, need to be heard! If you are a blogger too and need a bump in your own numbers, please don't hesitate to ask and I will follow you! (I'm learning netiquette 101!)

It's incredibly tough to get published . . . but then once you are, it's a fight to get your book noticed. Thousands of books are published daily. I'm finding this marketing overwhelming, so that's why I want to concentrate on networking and personal connections. Much more fun. Oh, and of course, the next book. Why are you on the net now? You may well ask. Weren't you resolving to have set times of day? Well, the kids have yet another snow day (or rather, an ice and freezing rain day), and social networking can be a part of my multi--tasking, while working on a novel can't be. It just can't. I go into that world and I am unavailable, so it's not fair to anybody. Right?

So. I have a huge favor to ask of you lovelies. Edges needs positive reviews, and lots of them, to gain some more traction. Nobody has slammed my writing, nothing like that, but SLJ and Booklist weren't so crazy about the mystical aspects of my book, even though both reviewers were ultimately positive.  Which is completely fair - reading is after all, a wonderfully subjective experience. Nobody reads a book in the same way.  But if you read Edges and loved it, please help the book out by rating it on Goodreads and/or Amazon. You don't even have to write anything! Or, review it on your own blog!

Big psychic hugs go to:


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  1. And a hug back to you, Lena! Thanks for mentioning me. I can't multitask and work on a novel, either, which is why it is taking me sooooo long. Headed to Amazon to rate Edges.

  2. Thanks guys! For reading, understanding and supporting!

  3. Oooh, a warm fuzzy! :)
    I'll keep sharing your links on FB when I can.

  4. Warm fuzzies - always good! Thanks mama!

  5. I'm on a self-imposed strict book budget (always, after Christmas!) but I was pleased to see that the library network had at least one copy of Edges in circulation which I have requested. I read a few YA novels a year, since I have a teenage niece and several behind her and like to recommend books to her. Looking forward to reading and recommending Edges.

  6. I will be picking up your book on my next trip to the library! Can't wait to read it. ;) My URL is drunk0nw0rds.blogspot.com (zeros not o's) if ya feel like following a writing/culinary/photography blog!

  7. Oh Dianne! I can't believe I missed your comment! Thank you for asking for Edges at your library - that's a big help too!

    And Viktorija, you have a new follower in me! And of course I LOVE the title of your blog: DRUNK ON WORDS!

  8. A belated hug to you. Thanks for the reminder about Amazon and Goodreads. Off I go...

  9. Thank you Kristi! can't wait to give you a "live" one!


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